Hiromu Naruse is a magic name for Toyota, as it represents a legend, a man who helped creating almost every sports car from the Japanese manufacturer.
This man logged more hours at Nurburgring than any other Japanese driver, and was considered the “Nur Meister” – the one and only master. Some say he brought dream cars to life… dream cars such as the Toyota Supra, MR2 Spyder, 2000GT, Celica or the impressive Lexus LFA.
Hiromu Naruse was hired back in 1963, and he amazed all with his skills. In 1970, he was transferred to Switzerland where he contributed to the growth of Toyota Motor Sports.
He participated in and won many races, as one of the first Japanese participants, including the Nurburgring and Spa 24 Hour challenges. He transferred to the Dynamic Performance Testing Group in 1975 and in 1979 became part of the Overall Testing Group.
“The flavor of the car is created on the track” he used to say, because this is the place where he refined the impressive cars.
Naruse liked his job so much, that he continued to work in his days of in order develop the best sports cars. Hiromu Naruse was killed in an accident outside the Nurburgring racetrack.
“We thank him for allowing us to be part of his pursuit”… this is how the manufacturer decided to end this video tribute to Hiromu Naruse… It’s impresive, you should really check the video!